SPRINGFIELD — Amid a more than two-year-long budget stalemate that has left the state with a backlog of nearly $12 billion in unpaid bills, Gov. Bruce Rauner Wednesday called for passage of a budget deal now in the state Senate.
MAHOMET — Illinois State Police say they will review their procedures in the aftermath of a New Year's morning drunken driving crash that left a Mahomet woman dead and authorities in search of the Guatemala native who allegedly hit her.
State police on Sunday evening reported sections of Interstates 57, 72 and 74 are covered in ice.
The Illinois State Police District 10 Twitter account reported troopers were responding to "multiple crashes all across District 10" on Sunday evening as a result of snowy and icy conditions.
The setting was an Illinois Senate hearing on a big gambling expansion bill that calls for six more casinos in the state, including the first one for the city of Chicago. Proceeds from the Chicago casino's earnings, which would easily be in the hundreds of millions a year, would be earmarked for the city's police and fire pension funds.
Fans of the Chicago Cubs looking to further celebrate the team's first World Series victory in more than 100 years are getting some help from the University of Illinois.
The featured speaker at Monday’s annual meeting of the Champaign County Farm Bureau will provide an early outlook on the 2017 farm season.
The economy in Champaign-Urbana, largely immune from the deterioration in other parts of Illinois in recent years, is starting to show effects, according to a report on Illinois' economic forecast by Moody's Analytics.
Gov. Bruce Rauner says there is potential for "superstar" talent to join the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
The Republican governor is tasked with filling the seats for three trustee terms that expired this month. Rauner said he is interviewing a number of high-caliber candidates.